Songs for Nina by Dad Soulsmith

Nina's Nursery
Nina’s Nursery

Here’s a mix that I’ve decided to dedicate to our newborn daughter Nina. My agent sent me a brief to create a mix tailored to suit a Manchester venue, – with a view to holding a Saturday night residency there. So the aim of the mix was to create a “cool, vibey & happy” atmosphere, with a mid-tempo, groovy, electronic, well produced thread running throughout.

Nina was born in the small hours of Friday 31st of Jan. The mix deadline was the following Friday, so throughout that week, and while on cloud 9! I listened to a lot of music! Nina was often my companion, and despite her hearing not being fully developed, I cradled her while dancing (slowly!) and humming basslines that she felt through my chest, which more often than not sent her to sleep.

So after much consideration, this is the studio mix that was recorded. These grooves became Nina’s introduction to rhythm. One day she might listen to this piece of audio that marked a special moment in time for her proud and emotional Dad.

Songs for Nina by Dad Soulsmith by Northerngroove on Mixcloud


MGMT – Electric Feel (Aeroplane Remix)
Jamiroquai – Too Young To Die (LNTG Capricorn High Remix)
Lovebirds – U Give Me Love (Greg Wilson Remix)
Tensnake – Love Sublime ft. Fiora & Nile Rodgers
Heion – Circus (JKriv remix)
Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee – Flip Da Beat
Mam – Crushed Ice
Mona Raye – Do Me (And Munga Done Did It) (Disco Munga Edit)
Jody Watley – I Want Your Love (Danny Krivit Edit)
Magnetic Soul – Just Cant Forget (Redab)
Hercules & Love Affair – Athene
DJ Steef – BIOMIX05B1
Cazbee – Get On Up
Nostalgia 77 feat Alice Russel – Seven Nation Army (Mister T’s Easy Listening Project Mix)

Download the mix here

Here’s to a future of musical adventures with our Nina Ruth!

Nina & Dan


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